The world + dog may be knocking out smartphones like there's no tomorrow but that's not to say the feature phones is dead and buried. The Zylo handset from Sony Ericsson would, once upon a time, have had a W code to show it sat in the Walkman range, but the days of simple delineation between music (Walkman) and camera (Cybershot …
OMG! I actually know a guy named Zylo - can't wait to tell him Sony named a phone after him.
Worth asking in store as the reviewer suggested. I picked one of these for my son as a combo phone and music player when he went back to school and told the lass in the 3 Store I'd pony up for the phone on PAYG if they would chuck in an adapter and indeed a deal was done. Bought the lad a new pair of earphones in the shop for a tenner too, so they came out ahead in the end.
Wot? No 3.5 mm socket?
Why, Sony, why? Have you got a death wish? Do you want to sell anything?
Even the original cassette tape Walkmans in the '80s had a 3.5mm socket.
Who the hell is going to buy this?
I'd pay 90 quid just to have a phone with that cassette skin!
I thought Sony had gone and bundled a cassette Walkman into a mobile phone. I really miss the tape getting snagged, that hiss, the wow and flutter as the tape stretched/tape transport wobbled and the need to click open a cover to change tapes....oh, wait, at least I did not have to dismantle my Walkmen to change tapes.....maybe mobile phone co.s COULD learn from the past.
Mines the one with the lopsided pocket cos it's full of tapes
Given that 4 of the last 5 Sony Ericsson handsets my family members have had have failed in less than a year, I think I'll give it a miss.
Formerly good quality. Now down the toilet, as far as I'm concerned.
I love that skin
That media player skin is awesome! I'd love to have a phone with it on.
Also, cute guinea pig!
Sony's music collection
"Choose the cassette theme and the spools turn and the track information appears hand written on the content strip."
Handwritten? OMFG! Sony are encouraging consumers to become "teh piratz"!
- Product round-up Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows
- Analysis Pity the poor Windows developer: The tools for desktop development are in disarray
- Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'
- Analysis BlackBerry's turnaround relies on a secret weapon: Its own network
- Hire and hold IT staff in 2015: The Reg's how-to guide